Academy Award® Winner Cuba Gooding Jr.* and Academy Award® Nominee Terrence Howard** lead a powerful ensemble cast in this high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II.
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky...even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
*Supporting Actor, Jerry Maguire, 1996
**Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**THX Amazing Life Logo Reel
**Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War
**George Lucas: Executive Producer
**Anthony Hemingway: Director
**Terence Blanchard: Composer
**The Cast of Red Tails
**THX Media Director
Disc 2: DVD
Cast & Crew
One can get away with a lot of cornball speeches a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away but it doesn't work nearly as well a short time ago on planet Earth.
An inspiring, rousing tribute to the heroic, history-changing Tuskegee Airmen and World War II movies of the '40s, "Red Tails'' would probably be acclaimed as a minor masterpiece if it was directed by Quentin Tarantino.
The film's sincerity and good intentions shine through the hokum.